mortarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mortārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortarium (plural mortaria)

  1. (archaeology) A kind of mortar used by ancient Romans for grinding.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (soft, weak, tender). See Latin mollis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mortārium n (genitive mortāriī); second declension

  1. mortar (used with a pestle)
  2. large basin in which mortar (substance) is made

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mortārium mortāria
genitive mortāriī mortāriōrum
dative mortāriō mortāriīs
accusative mortārium mortāria
ablative mortāriō mortāriīs
vocative mortārium mortāria

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • mortarium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mortarium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mortarium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mortarium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • mortarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mortarium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • mortarium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin